University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR 72701
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University of Arkansas is one of the eleven public 4-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Fayetteville.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 27,558 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 5,066 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 4,154 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 82%). Every year 62% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Arkansas's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,384, and fees were $1,678. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $22,630 and $1,678 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students27,558
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs

The University of Arkansas Master of Science in Nursing, program is an online program offered through the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. The program offers specialization in Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Educator.

The program including 500 hours of supervised clinical practice can be completed in 2 years and a summer semester of full time study. Part time students may take up to six consecutive calendar years from the first semester of enrollment in the program.

The program prepares students to promote evidence based practice to prepare for advanced roles as teachers, practitioners, managers, consultants and researchers.

Admission Requirements

  1. University of Arkansas Graduate School admission
  2. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an CCNE or NLNAC accredited college or university
  3. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse
  4. Complete a basic health assessment course
  5. A minimum of a ‘C’ score on a basic statistics course
  6. Basic skills with library and computer technology

Applicants for the program will be accepted on the basis of the availability of space. The application deadline for admission in the fall semester is the 15th of July the deadline for admission in the spring semester is the 15th of October and the 15th of March for admission in the summer. 


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 10
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1924 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1995 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/02/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1110 to 1280
ACT23 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Considered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$246/credit
In State Students$246/credit
Out of State Students$754/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$420/credit
In State Students$420/credit
Out of State Students$1,099/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $11,070 $11,070 $33,930
ADN 70 $17,220 $17,220 $52,780
BSN 125 $30,750 $30,750 $94,250
FNP 50 $21,000 $21,000 $54,950
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of University of Arkansas's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 20% $4,235
Other Federal Grant 6% $922
State Grant & Scholarships 41% $2,246
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 41% $4,859
Federal Student Loans 43% $5,693
Private Loans 6% $14,737


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,424
$30,001 to $48,000$13,220
$48,001 to $75,000$16,710
$75,001 to $110,000$18,450
Over $110,000$19,093

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.
University of Arkansas
Administration Bldg 425
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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